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Bono394

Joined December 2019

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I really struggled getting into this one. I'm honestly not sure I could even explain the plot if the story. It just never grasped my attention. After reading, I realized it is the same author that wrote Circe and I had the same issue with that book as well so it's possible I'm just not a fan of the author's writing style.

For reading this book, I earned the Bronze badge for my reading challenge. :)

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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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❤️ I generally have some sort of white noise going; cello music, or the Harry Potter common rooms on YouTube. It helps me focus on just my reading.
❤️ I've got two cats, Quibbler and Luna. They love to snuggle while I'm reading!
❤️Coffee! And popcorn
#selfcaresaturday @bianca

Bianca I love your cats‘ names! And what a good idea to listen to HP common rooms on YouTube. I‘ll have to try that. Thanks for sharing! 6d
Bono394 Thanks! I listen to them in my classroom too. The kiddos love them! 6d
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This series is so good but I feel like it is loosing don't of its moments. The first two books were brilliant and I love the characters but this is just getting a little farther from the feeling of the initial story.

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Finished another one!

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Not my favorite. There was a lot going on that never really matched up. The ending was really smooshed together and rushed.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Another badge earned!

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I don't know about this one... It may be one of those "books everyone else loved but I didn't care for". I listened to the audiobook (read by Tom Hanks so that was a plus) but I just couldn't get invested in the story.

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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"lonely children like me are the ones who grow up to be someone that everyone wishes they could be".

Nute I think that I might want to know this story! Stacking! 22h
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished another book for my running club's reading challenge! This time, with a yellow cover!

MidnightBookGirl I hate running, but I would run with your club (well, jog/walk/hobble while listening to auidobooks). (edited) 3w
Bono394 You can totally join! It's on Facebook! It's called the Potterhead Running club! They also have a club for fans of Gilmore Girls (Chilton running club), Dr. Who (whovian running club), and other fandoms in general (fandom running club)! It's great because the races are all virtual so you comete at your own pace whenever you are ready! I do mine at the gym on the treadmill. ☺️ 3w
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Yes yes yes! I absolutely devoured this book! It's been a while since I've had "just one more chapter" impulses, but this book got to me. Simon and Baz and Penelope are so fun to follow in this book! I can't wait to read more. Please let there be more!

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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My running club is doing a reading challenge for 2020. Here's my medal for completing the Luna Lovegood portion of the challenge!

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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My reading buddy tonight. After having guests the past four days, she's happy to have me back all to herself.
My little Luna Lovebug ❤️

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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I'd say my 2019 was full of adventures! Here's to another year of reading. 😎

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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With 52 minutes of 2019 left, I completed the #24b42020 read-a-thon! I'm so glad I had the time to spend reading.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Day 30
I'm reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Almost finished with it and then will move on to finish Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

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Day 29:
I really like all the covers from Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle series. I picked Blue Lily, Lily Blue because it stands out to me the most.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Just over 5 hours to complete the #24b4202. Tonight is the night! With luck, I should be finished with this book as well!

What is the last book you are reading of 2019?

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Spending this morning with Simon and Baz. It feels so nice starting a new book!

#24b42020 #readathon

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I simply loved this book. Felicity Montague is such a strong and wonderful heroine. The story was beautifully written and the message was persistent.
I especially enjoyed the author's note that includes information about the roles women played in the medical and scientific field in the eighteenth century.

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Day 28:
I would like to read more classics. I have only read Jane Eyre and would like to read more by Brontë.

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Day 27:
I don't really reread books. There are so many books on my TBR list that I'd never read new things if I reread my favorites.

SquidgetsRoom Agreed @Bono394. I have a few that I have re-read but nothing that I re-read every year! The most I‘ve ever re-read a book/series is 3-4 times. I have way more books on my TBR than I can currently handle without adding yearly re-reads lol!! 4w
Bono394 Yes! Same! I've reread the Harry Potter series. And there's some books I read to my class every year (bunnicula, Charlotte's Web) but that has only been 2 years now so I wouldn't count that 4w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Yesterday's read-a-thon left me with just over 16 hours to go! This morning I'm working on a puzzle and listening to The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

#24b42020 #readathon

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The countdown has begun! Spending my morning with Felicity, Johanna, and Sim.
1 hour down
#24b42020 #readathon

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"and you should not be frightened of the darkness, but instead be sure that the most frightening thing in it is you"

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Day 26:
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Beatlefan129 I totally agree, I loved that book! 1mo
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Day 25:
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Day 24:
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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Day 23:
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much".

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Day 22:
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet and pure.

ShyBookOwl Wait... is this a challenge to read a book a day for a month?! Power to you if you can, but I'd have to quit my job and stop all communication with friends and family lol eating might be out too 😳 1mo
Bono394 Bahaha. I definitely can't read a book a day! These are just books I've read throughout the year. I thought it would be a fun end of the year recap ☺️ 1mo
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Day 21:
I don't have many anthologies, but I'm fairly proud of my three editions of the Anthology of American Literature. I studied it in college with my favorite professor.

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First night of winter break! Luna and I are enjoying it in style!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Woohoo! Triple digits!

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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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Day 20:
Room by Emma Donoghue. The innocent narrator really gives an interesting perspective to this horrendous story.

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Day 19:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I know I've already used this series but holy pickles I could listen to Davina Porter read the phone book and be entertained.

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Day 18:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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Day 17:
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Day 16:
I don't make it a habit of reading books more than once. But I have been slowly rereading through the Harry Potter Series. It's been nice revisiting it.

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Day 15:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Such a beautiful story.

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Day 14:
Geekerella by Ashley Poston. Such a fun story and made my geeky heart happy

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Day 13:
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I love this book! I was such a giddy schoolgirl while I read it. Great characters and very well written! I need more!

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Day 12:
Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene. For a book about such an emotional topic, I felt that there was very little actual emotion in the book. I understand it was to show that people handle grieving differently but I just felt so detached from the whole book.

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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I listened to the audio book version of this. Driving to and from work every day with Anna Kendrick talking to you the whole way had been pretty awesome! I love how down to earth and real she is. Lots of great stories and humor.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Day 11:
Any of the powerful women from Pretty Little Lies by Liane Moriarty!

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick

"Maybe we all have imposter syndrome and perpetually feel like our real life is right around the corner". -Anyone else find it refreshing to hear celebrities have similar thoughts and feelings as we do?

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I sling my knapsack over my shoulder, rest my weight upon the rope to be certain I won't fall to my death is the plaster is ripped from the wall (well death is rather grand- perhaps fall to my two broken ankles, more accurately). Then I brace my feet against the casements and rescue myself.

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Day 10:
The Art if Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Ok. Let's face it. This is a book about a dog. We ALL know how this is going to end. But even with that knowledge, this is such a sweet book about a dog's gift and you can't help but feel the love throughout.

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Ok. I'd Forest like to start with a disclaimer that I was caught up on a black Friday sale and saw a book by Russell Brand (whom I adore!) and scooped it up. I didn't realize it was a self-help book until I started it.
Overall, I felt this was a very well written book. The unique personality of the author gives this book a humorous aspect while still discussing a very serious issue. I love hearing the personal experiences the author included.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Day 8:
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. It's a really wonderful read. The characters are amazing. You really connect with them.

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Day 7:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Holy pickles, I couldn't stop listening to this book! So wonderfully written!

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Diary of a Bookseller | Shaun Bythell
Mehso-so

I thought this book was an interesting look into the life of a book store owner. There wasn't a ton of plot but some lovely characters.